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Police Notes

March 22   Dusko Rakovic, 56, of Bancroft Street in Portland, was arrested at 4:20 p.m. near Route 1 and Old Blue Point Road for operating while under the influence (alcohol).  March 23   More...

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Cooking on Purpose

Pass the primo pasta promptly, please

I love pasta. I love to eat it and I love to cook with it.  You can mix it with just about anything and it always comes out fabulous. It’s great for a crowd or when you have unexpected company, it can really stretch a meal! More...

Celebrate National Library Week

This week the Scarborough Public Library joins public and academic libraries across the country to celebrate National Library Week.  More...

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Council sets budget ‘starting point’

Finance Committee to study $86.2 million spending plan

Scarborough Town Councilors passed an $86.2 million spending plan for fiscal year 2016, which begins in July, at a first reading last Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean they are comfortable with what was proposed.  More...

Community News

Beach patrol protocols remain in place

Piping plovers have been seen at southern Maine waterfront

Now that piping plovers are back on the beaches of Scarborough, beach monitoring volunteers and Scarborough police officers are preparing for another summer of enforcement on the beaches.  More...

Police, fire officials file staffing requests

Public safety departments would like to add a total of six positions

Staffing is key when it comes to responding to emergencies. That’s why for the past several years, Police Chief Robbie Moulton and Fire Chief B. More...

No dice for proposed school calendar

It is back to the drawing board for school leaders after the Board of Education narrowly rejected a proposed calendar for the 2015-2016 school year by a 4-3 vote.  The calendar has been a bone of contention with parents, who have aired concerns More...

Letters

Opposed to laptop plan for high school

To the editor:   With good intentions, Scarborough’s school board is re-proposing that taxpayers provide laptops to all high school students. Five years ago a similar proposal failed.  More...

Negative ads hurt election process

To the editor:   Negative political attack ads hurt our elections – turning off many citizens who cynically proclaim they don’t vote anymore.  Fortunately, electoral reform could effectively reduce the influence of negative camp More...

Public Safety Awards Ceremony is April 17

To the editor:   Each year the police and fire departments come together in a joint Public Safety Awards Ceremony to recognize the outstanding work our first responders do throughout the year.  More...